The need to feed Lousiana

State enacts slew of laws to restrict benefits

The Louisiana Food Bank Association held an anti-hunger rally in Baton Rouge on May 19, 2008/ Photo by nobis-scotia via Flickr
The Louisiana Food Bank Association held an anti-hunger rally in Baton Rouge on May 19, 2008/ Photo by nobis-scotia via Flickr
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Louisianans are hungry, and recent legislation hasn’t helped.

Just over 15% of residents are food insecure, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture food insecurity data, making it one of the most food impoverished states in the country. That’s around 700,000 people, including more than 211,000 children.

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